Psych Scoop, 4/2/24

April 2, 2024

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Psychology Advising Announcements

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1. Alumni Spotlight: Amanda Krinke

Psych Advising loves to show what our amazing psychology alumni are up to through our monthly Alumni Spotlight! Our April spotlight, Amanda Krinke (FA '22 - PSY BA) works as an Investigative Analyst at the Roseville Police Department. Read more about their tips on finding a career path, getting the most out of your major, and more. Nominate someone who you think would be great to spotlight, including yourself!

2. Countdown to Registration - 1 Week (and 2 Days) Out

We are about a week out from registration! Registration starts on April 11th. Have you checked your registration time? Have you confirmed any holds on your record? Do you know what you're taking for the Fall semester? If you're not sure, advisors are there to help! Appointments are currently available to meet with a Psych Advisor. We recommend scheduling sooner than later if you would like to meet with Psych Advising because our office can become very busy once registration starts!

3. Seniors! Don’t forget to RSVP

Friday, April 26, 2024, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Coffman Memorial Union, Mississippi Room

Psychology majors who have applied for Spring and Summer 2024 graduation should have received an email invitation to the 2024 Psychology Senior Spectacular. This annual psychology undergraduate event recognizes award recipients and graduating seniors in front of peers, staff, faculty, and family for all of their accomplishments! The event will be held on campus Friday, April 26, 2024, from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm. RSVPs are due by Tuesday, April 23rd at 12:00 pm (noon). Questions about this event may be sent directly to

4. Destress Event with PAWS!

Wednesday, April 3, 2024, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Elliott Hall Lobby (PAWS) & Room N219 (crafts and pizza)

Psychology Undergraduate Advising and Graduate Studies are collaborating on a Spring 2024 Destress event featuring PAWS! Registered therapy animals will be on the first floor of Elliott Hall in the Lobby from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm. Come by the second floor of Elliott Hall in Room N219 to enjoy some relaxing crafts, eat pizza, and connect with peers and staff in the Psychology Department! The best portrait of the PAWS animal of your choice (judged on a 100% unserious and not empirically backed scorecard) will be featured on our social media. If you are interested in submitting a portrait to be judged, please dm 'umnpsyadvis' on Instagram with your x500 by no later than Monday, April 8th at 11:59 pm. If you are interested in attending, please fill out the RSVP form by Monday, April 1, 2024. We look forward to seeing you!

5. Psychology Internship Workshop (In-Person)

Wednesday, April 3, 2024, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Elliott Hall N219

In collaboration with Research in Psychology Week (details to be shared in the Psych Scoop at a later date), the Psychology Undergraduate Advising Office is hosting a Virtual and in-person Internships in Psychology Information Session! By attending this event, students will learn about the PSY 3896: Internships in Psychology course, discover how internships can fit into a Psychology Major, and leave this session with 2-3 ideas to explore for an internship in Summer or Fall 2024. RSVP for the virtual or in-person session here.

6. Careers & Pizza: Law

Thursday, April 4, 2024, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Elliott Hall N219

Enjoy some Pizza and talk with an alum about careers! Are you interested in a career related to law? Join Psychology Advising on Thursday, April 4th from 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm in N219 Elliott Hall for Careers & Pizza, with our featured guest, Mayura! Mayura Noordyke is a University of Minnesota alumna, with an undergraduate degree in Psychology (B.S.) and a law degree from the Law School (J.D.). She has worked in property law, private practice, trademark, and copyright law. RSVP online.

7. Getting Started With Psychology Research Workshop

Tuesday, April 30, 2024, 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Elliott Hall, Room N219

Are you a student interested in joining a research lab? Are you a declared Psychology BS major and want to get ahead finding research opportunities? This workshop is for you! Start your journey of finding research sooner rather than later! RSVP for the workshop here! If you have questions about this event, please contact

8. Get to Know Your Faculty - Dr. Cheryl Olmam: Zoom Recording Available

Exciting news! Recently, we had an event to get to know our featured faculty for Spring 2024, Dr. Cheryl Olman, on a personal and academic level. Dr. Olman conducts her work within the Cognitive and Brain Sciences (CAB) area. For those who would like to view the session, we have recorded and uploaded it for your access. It is also available on our Research Resource Site with our other past events. Please email if you have any questions.

9. Spring 2024 Psychology Student Research Panel: Zoom Recording Available

Are you interested in getting engaged with psychology research but don't know where to start? Hear from Psychology Students who are in a research lab this semester! Tips to find research from a student perspective can be incredibly helpful with the application process. Give a listen when you have a free moment; the students offer great advice!

Psychology Student Group Announcements

10. Psychology Club Resume Workshop

Wednesday, April 3, 2024, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Bruininks 144

Join us on Wednesday, April 3rd from 5:30-7 PM for our resume workshop. We will be joined by several professionals in the field of psychology who will help look over resumes and provide career-related advice. If you are interested in attending this workshop, please fill out this RSVP form. We hope to see you all there! Feel free to email if you have any questions.

11. ABPS - Board Member Applications 2024-25

ABPS is looking for officers to serve on our board for the 2024-25 academic year! All undergraduate or graduate students studying psychology or related health-care disciplines are eligible. If you are a team player looking to build community, skills, and experience, we'd love to consider your application. The positions available, along with short descriptions, can be found on the application form. Questions about the application can be directed to Enengy Schutt at

12. IOPC Student Group - Returning Fall 2024

The Industrial-Organizational Psychology Club (IOPC) is currently recruiting new members and potential leaders for the organization. The group went inactive this 23-24 year, and we are working with a few interested students to revive it for next year! The goal of the I-O Psychology Club is to help undergraduates become more involved in I-O psychology by connecting them to peers, graduate students, and faculty with similar interests. Please fill out this interest form by Thursday, April 11th at 12:00 pm, if you would like to join the leadership of this group or express your general membership interest. Questions about this opportunity can be directed to


13. Get to Know Staffing Agencies!

Wednesday, April 3, 2024, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Bruininks Hall, Room 131B

Join us at this in-person event for UMN Twin Cities international students to learn more about what staffing agencies are, how they work, and how some of their opportunities may be great career options for international students. Staffing agencies exist in the Twin Cities community, nationally, and globally! Here at this event, we will have a panel of representatives from Twin Cities staffing agencies and international alumni who have had work experience with staffing agencies, to share more about staffing agencies and to engage in a Q&A with attendees. ISSS staff will also be present to answer work authorization related questions. Please email Jane, UMN International Career Consultant, at with any questions about this event.

14. The Internship & Job Recruitment Journey: Advice for International Students from Experts

Friday, April 5, 2024, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Zoom

Would you like to receive valuable advice from experienced professionals in talent acquisition and human resources that will support your pursuit of an internship or job in the US? Join this panel to gain important behind the scenes knowledge in the recruitment process directly from subject matter experts in the field. Advice will be shared about resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn, and communicating with employers. The Q&A session will be an important part of this webinar, so don't be shy and make sure to bring any questions you may have for our panel - we will casually discuss answers together. This event is co-hosted by Global Minnesota and UMN Career Services. To register for the event, please visit here. For more information, visit Handshake.

15. Pursuing Graduate School as a Transfer or Community College Student

Tuesday, April 9, 2024, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Register here to receive an email with location details

This workshop is geared towards students who have transferred colleges or are currently at a community college. Learn about the process of preparing for graduate school!

16. Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium

Thursday, April 18, 2024
Cost: Free
Location: Memorial Union Great Hall

The Undergraduate Research Symposium is an annual research fair held every Spring that gives all undergraduate researchers from all University of Minnesota campuses a chance to share their research, scholarly, and creative projects with the University community. Presented by the Office of Undergraduate Research, the Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium will take place in Coffman Memorial Union’s Great Hall on Thursday, April 18, 2024. This is a chance for students to present their research findings to the University Community and make new connections. Registration is open and closes on April 5, 2024. Register today!

17. Lavender Celebration

Tuesday, April 23, 2024, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Whole Music Club, Coffman Memorial Union

Lavender Celebration is an annual event that recognizes the achievements of graduating queer and trans students. It is an event where LGBTQIA students of all identities are welcome to share their hopes and dreams and be recognized by the institution for their leadership and achievements. Please RSVP by April 12, 2024. If you have any questions, accommodation requests, concerns, or would like clarification on anything please reach out to

18. Registration Open for the 58th Annual Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference (MUPC)

Saturday, April 27, 2024
Cost: Free
Location: Carleton College’s Weitz Center for Creativity, 320 3rd St E, Northfield, MN 55057

Carleton College is thrilled to announce that registration is officially open for MUPC 2024 which will be held on Saturday, April 27th, 2024. Faculty can register here. Students can register here. Students can request to present an oral presentation or a poster here. Note that in addition to submitting empirical work, students are also welcome to present literature reviews, meta-analyses, systematic reviews, or other types of projects based on literature analysis. Deadline for registering and for requesting to present is Saturday, April 6, 2024, at 12:00 am. We encourage you to secure your spot early and take advantage of this exciting opportunity to engage, learn, and connect with peers in our community.


19. Take the Undergrad SERU Survey

Tell us about your experience at the U of M and help create a better campus for all students. The survey will remain open until June; you can always return to the survey where you left off to complete it at a later time. Take the 2024 SERU Survey to get discounts and for a chance to win prizes. See the SERU survey results and learn about how various units/programs, colleges, and administrators are using results for change.

Scholarships & Awards

20. International Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (IUROP) Scholarship

The International Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (I-UROP) Scholarship is designed to promote learning abroad opportunities to undergraduate students by providing critical funding to students enrolled in select credit-bearing learning abroad programs involving a research project. The deadline for Fall 2024 or the academic year 2024-2025 is May 1, 2024. Visit our website for more information and application instructions. The I-UROP program is managed by the Learning Abroad Center. Any questions about this program should be directed to Jessica Hartnett at in the Learning Abroad Center.

21. The Nonprofit Scholarship

Do you have a dream of working in the nonprofit world? Are you passionate about raising funds for a worthy cause? If so, the Nonprofit Scholarship may help you reach that goal. The Nonprofit Scholarship (up to $3,000.00 award) recognizes and supports students who have a passion for nonprofit work that makes the world a better place. This scholarship honors the lifelong work of Robert Burgett, an inspiring example of genuine care, leadership, and commitment to the nonprofit sector as the Senior Vice President of Development at the University of Minnesota Foundation. Applications for the scholarship are encouraged from students in all UMTC undergraduate colleges. This undergraduate scholarship is awarded to current University of Minnesota Twin Cities juniors and seniors who have demonstrated a dedicated commitment to nonprofit work, strong academic history, and financial need. Preference is given to students with an interest in fundraising. Detailed information about qualifications and the application process is available at the scholarship application site. Click ‘Let’s Begin’ and find the link for the Nonprofit Scholarship. The deadline for the completed application is 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, 2024. Direct questions about the application to OUE Special Scholarships at

Scholarships & Awards

22. The Nonprofit Scholarship

Do you have a dream of working in the nonprofit world? Are you passionate about raising funds for a worthy cause? If so, the Nonprofit Scholarship may help you reach that goal. The Nonprofit Scholarship (up to $3,000.00 award) recognizes and supports students who have a passion for nonprofit work that makes the world a better place. This scholarship honors the lifelong work of Robert Burgett, an inspiring example of genuine care, leadership, and commitment to the nonprofit sector as the Senior Vice President of Development at the University of Minnesota Foundation. Applications for the scholarship are encouraged from students in all UMTC undergraduate colleges. This undergraduate scholarship is awarded to current University of Minnesota Twin Cities juniors and seniors who have demonstrated a dedicated commitment to nonprofit work, strong academic history, and financial need. Preference is given to students with an interest in fundraising. Detailed information about qualifications and the application process is available at the scholarship application site. Click ‘Let’s Begin’ and find the link for the Nonprofit Scholarship. The deadline for the completed application is 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, 2024. Direct questions about the application to OUE Special Scholarships at

Graduate School

23. Master of Marketing Virtual Information Session

Monday, April 8, 2024, 11:00 am to 11:30 am CST
Cost: Free
Location: Zoom

Information sessions are a great opportunity for you to get general information about the Master of Marketing program, presented by the MS Programs staff. Following a program overview presentation is a Q & A session. This is an ideal session for people who want to pursue a Carlson School's Master of Marketing program but did not have the chance to research the program. Register for the informational session here.

24. Master of Human Resources & Industrial Relations Information Session

Monday, April 8, 2024, 9:00 am to 10:00 am CST
Cost: Free
Location: Zoom

Please join us to learn more about the Human Resources and Industrial Relations Program and the opportunities it affords. Talk with our Director and a student or alumni as well as the admissions representative, and find out if the program is a good fit for you.

25. Carlson School Graduate Programs Pop-Up

Wednesday, April 10, 2024, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: West Bank Bridge Minneapolis, MN 55455

Have you started considering your future educational opportunities after achieving your Bachelor’s degree? The UMN’s Carlson School of Management may have the program for you! Offering a variety of professional business programs, Carlson prepares students for future careers in finance, accounting, marketing, business analytics, human resources, and more. Register for the info session here. Questions about the event can be directed to

26. Deferred Entry MBA Virtual Information Session

Thursday, April 11, 2024, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Zoom

Our webinars provide an overview of our Deferred Entry MBA program presented by admissions staff. Please register by no later than one day before the scheduled event - space is limited! On the day of the event, you will receive a follow-up email with directions on how to join the webinar. This option is open to college seniors who are US citizens or permanent residents who are ready to apply to the Full-Time MBA program before graduation. You’ll gain two years of invaluable work experience before entering the program. Join our Deferred MBA information session to learn more. Register for the informational session here.

27. American Psychological Association Psychology Graduate School Fair

Wednesday, April 17, 2024, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
Cost: Free
Location: Zoom

Are you interested in pursuing graduate school? The American Psychological Association is hosting a Graduate School Fair on Wednesday, April 17th, at 12:00 - 4:00 pm EST. Ask questions in a virtual group format, make easy and efficient connections, and all prospective students will have access to psychology graduate school profiles. To register and learn more about this event and schools that will be at the fair, view their website.

28. MS in Health Technology Application Deadline Extended!

Do you want to work in the healthcare field? Do you want to improve the design of technology that supports the health and well-being of individuals? Our one-year, in-person MS in Health Technology program will help you build these skills! Highlights of our program include customizable electives, a capstone project, and small cohorts. The MS in Health Technology application deadline extended to April 15! A limited number of seats and scholarships remain for our fall 2024 MS in Health Tech cohort at the College of Applied Health Sciences at Illinois in collaboration with The Grainger College of Engineering! Request an application fee waiver here. View application guidelines and apply by April 15, 2024. Email Dr. Katelyn Talbott at or schedule an appointment to see how this program can help you achieve your career goals!

29. UC Irvine Psychological Science Post-Bacc Program - Application Open

The Department of Psychological Science at the University of California, Irvine is currently accepting applications for their post-baccalaureate program; the deadline to apply for Fall 2024 is April 15, 2024, for domestic students (February 15, 2024, for international students). UCI’s Post-Bacc Program in Psychological Science is a certificate program that combines psychology coursework with research and/or internship experience. It is designed for people who have a bachelor’s degree (in any discipline); who are interested in a psychology-related graduate program, career development, or career change; and who could benefit from additional coursework, research, and/or real-life work experience in psychology. Those interested in a doctoral-level or master’s degree programs in a range of areas of psychology (including clinical/counseling psychology, social/personality psychology, developmental psychology, health psychology, psychology & the law, and school psychology) or health (e.g., public health, medical school) can strengthen their graduate school applications by completing our program, which offers an individualized course of study based on each person’s qualifications and goals. For more information, please visit here.


30. *Credit* Undergraduate Research Opportunity at the Institute of Child Development

We are looking for responsible, enthusiastic, and detail-oriented students to work in Professor Glenn Roisman's Relationships Research Laboratory in the Fall of 2024 to help with transcription of interviews about participants' childhood experiences with their primary caregivers. Prospective undergraduate research assistants must be prepared to sign up for 3 credits (approximately 9 hours of work per week, including a flexible schedule and 1-2 weekly, hour-long lab meetings). Please contact Professor Roisman by email at if you are interested and indicate your availability for an informal, 15-minute interview via Zoom. Professor Roisman asks that you email in advance of your Zoom appointment your resume and a brief writing sample (no more than 1-page excerpt) from a college paper.

31. *Volunteer* 1 year+ Volunteer RA Position with a Longitudinal Study of Resilience in Military Service Members

The Advancing Research on Mechanisms of Resilience (ARMOR) Project, under the direction of Dr. Melissa Polusny at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System, is looking for research assistants for the summer of 2024 and beyond! The current longitudinal study examines processes contributing to resilience in military personnel. Research assistants who join the ARMOR Project will receive training and gain experience conducting a large cohort study that utilizes evidence-based longitudinal tracking and survey methods. This is a volunteer position and requires a minimum of 10-12 hours per week commitment onsite and attendance to our weekly lab meeting. Students accepted to the lab can apply to receive research credit for the course PSY4993 after committing to one semester as a volunteer. Preference will be given to students who have a minimum GPA of 3.5, are able to make a multiple-semester commitment, and intend on pursuing graduate or medical school. Those with prior experience conducting human subject research, military-connected students, and those from groups that have been historically underrepresented in science as defined by the National Science Foundation are strongly encouraged to apply. Please NOTE: You must be a US citizen to work onsite at the Minneapolis VA. To apply, send an email with “ARMOR RA Position” in the subject line to the Project Coordinator, Amit Sethi at Include your cover letter, resume/CV, and copies of your unofficial transcripts.

32. *Credit or Volunteer* Gunnar Lab seeking RA fluent in Cantonese

The Gunnar Lab at the Institute of Child Development is looking for research assistants to start summer term 2024 (May 13th). Our research focus is on stress and the effects of early life experiences in children, teens, and young adults. We have a research project seeking RAs to assist with transcribing parent-child interactions from videos. RAs must be bilingual in English and Cantonese. Students can earn 1-2 credits for CPSY 4994. Preference will be given to those who can commit to two or more semesters. To learn more about this position, please send your CV/resume and a short introduction to Maya Bowen at to be considered.

33. *Credit* Counseling Psychology Undergraduate Research Assistant Opportunity

The Identity and Well-being Research lab is currently seeking undergraduate research assistants for Summer 2024/Fall 2024. Research assistants are expected to register for PSY 5993: Directed Research. Dr. Ajayi's research interests include mental health and well-being, social identity development as it relates to race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality, prejudice and discrimination, and designing integrative psychological interventions. An ideal candidate for this position is curious, engaged, and eager to learn. Undergraduate research assistants will have the opportunity to participate in various tasks, including literature reviews, data coding and analysis, participant recruitment and data collection, data entry and management, and weekly lab meetings. If you are interested, please complete this application before Monday, April 15th. The applications will be reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Dr. Ajayi at

34. *Credit or Volunteer* RA Position Studying Substance Use in Veterans

Dr. Britt Stevenson in Addiction Recovery Services at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System is looking for student RAs for September 2024 through August 2025. Dr. Stevenson anticipates launching a study to examine the daily life experiences that contribute to substance use in Veterans using ecological momentary assessments (EMA) to measure these factors via real-time surveys. The study also involves providing Veterans with individualized graphs of their responses and clinical feedback. Prospective candidates with clinical experience are highly encouraged to apply. RAs are integral in setting up surveys, tracking participant data, completing regulatory paperwork, coordinating directly with Veteran participants, conducting interviews with participants, analyzing data, interpreting individualized graphs, and helping Dr. Stevenson to finetune the study design based on participant feedback. Dr. Stevenson will provide mentorship and career development guidance. Students can earn 3 credits for PSY 4993 (which corresponds to 9 hours/week) per semester or volunteer. The position is both remote and on-site.VA hires only US Citizens, but those from historically underrepresented groups in science are strongly encouraged to apply. To learn more about this position and to be considered for an interview, please send your CV/resume, unofficial transcript, and a short email introduction to Maria Sciortino, MA at no later than April 26, 2024. Interviews will be between April 29th - May 3rd.

35. *Credit or Volunteer* Research Opportunity in I/O Psychology

Are you interested in Psychology research? Have you ever wondered how an individual's personality can influence how they behave on the job? The Ones Lab in the I-O Psychology Department is seeking conscientious and motivated students to volunteer for our project on Personality and workplace deviance. We are researching the relationship between the various sub-facets of personality and how they influence an individual's likelihood to engage in various forms of counterproductive work behaviors. This is important as it allows us to better maintain a friendly and cooperative environment at the workplace! Students will participate in identifying, retrieving, and organizing studies, as well as coding relevant research for a quantitative synthesis. We prefer a summer and fall semester commitment. Interested students should submit this Google form, including a CV & unofficial transcript. Students who have taken courses in I-O psychology, quantitative methods, and individual differences (e.g., personality, abilities) will be preferred. Honors students who are interested in completing their theses using data from this experience or who are interested in seeking UROP funding for related research are encouraged to apply. Credit for 5993 will be provided for those interested. Questions about this research opportunity may be directed to Michael Hazboun at We look forward to your applications!

Jobs/Internship Opportunities

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36. Mental Health Outpatient Therapist and Clinical Trainee Positions

Al-Baraka Mental Health, located in South Minneapolis, is looking to hire a therapist or clinical trainee to provide outpatient therapy! Clientele will vary, including many from the East African community. The position comes with a fully furnished office space, clients provided, and Office support. Outpatient Therapist / Clinical Trainees will be expected to: 1. Be able to assess clients for mental health disorders 2. Develop treatment plans 3. Provide therapy that is both trauma-informed and culturally appropriate. 4. Complete paperwork in a timely manner 5. Follow all ethical and legal guidelines for the profession. The minimum Qualifications to receive the job are Clinical Trainee on a licensure path, Mental Health Degree Graduate on a licensure path, or Licensed Mental Health Professional (LICSW, LMFT, LP, LPCC). Full-time, part-time, and telehealth options are all available, and scheduling is up to the practitioner’s discretion. Please send your resume and/or Cover letter to Mustafa Ahmed at or call Al-Baraka Mental Health at 612-474-0853 for further information.

37. CAPE is hiring Peer Coaches!

CAPE is hiring 1-2 peer coaches this spring (to start in fall 2024) for 8-10 hours a week. Priority Deadline is April 5th. This position would be an excellent fit for students with a personal and/or professional interest in counseling, teaching, advising, mentoring, and coaching. The Center for Academic Planning and Exploration (CAPE) is designed to provide targeted, “high-touch” academic transition support for students who will most benefit from such assistance – highly undecided students, students desiring competitive majors, and students transitioning from one college to another. CAPE’s mission is to empower undergraduate students to make informed, self-determined choices about their academic plan at the University of Minnesota. Our Peer Coaches staff the CAPE drop-in hours and assist students with getting started on the major exploration process and getting connected to other resources. Peer Coaches also serve as Teaching Assistants for sections of OUE 2001: Academic Planning & Exploration, and assist with grading and facilitating in-person class meetings. This position will begin in late August 2024. Approximately 8-10 hours a week, including coaching during office hours of 9:30 am-4 pm and grading for OUE 2001 course. To learn more information about this position and apply, please visit the University of Minnesota Employment System and search for Job ID #360096. Questions about the position? Email Amanda Niskode-Dossett at

38. Summer Camp Counselor for Neurodivergent Children

Working at a summer camp is very fun and is it also very professionally fulfilling, regardless of your future career endeavors. Camp counselors develop key skills all employers are seeking from their staff candidates: resilience, collaboration, critical thinking, effective communication, and more. At Akeela, this experience is enhanced for those seeking roles in working with neurodivergent youth after graduation. Akeela has two different camps, Camp Akeela, and Beyond Akeela, that are intentionally designed for children and teens on the autism spectrum. Our staff application is available online, or you can connect with us to learn more about Akeela and our opportunities through the link provided. Questions about the position can be directed to

39. Study Coordinator Position - Suicide Prevention in Veterans Research

We are seeking a highly motivated, responsible, and detail-oriented person to be a local site study coordinator in a multi-site, randomized control trial in the laboratory of Dr. Snezana Urosevic. Dr. Urosevic is a site PI for the Minneapolis VA Health Care System. The study examines a telehealth case management intervention for veterans at risk for suicide during the transition period after discharge from inpatient psychiatric hospitalization. We request that applicants are willing to make a commitment to the lab for Summer and Fall on a part-time schedule (approximately 20 hours/week in Summer and 10 hours/week in the Fall) with the potential for extension based on fit. The study coordinator is responsible for local site participant recruitment occurring on the inpatient psychiatric unit, obtaining informed consent from participants, survey data collection and entry, and maintenance of local and central IRB records. They will work collaboratively with the main site and other satellite sites to meet recruitment goals. Opportunities include learning about study coordination, randomized control trials, and research areas of suicide prevention and telehealth interventions. There are possibilities to get involved in other active projects within the lab, such as digital phenotyping in bipolar disorders research. Competitive applicants will have a strong interest in pursuing graduate-level education and an excellent academic record. If you are interested, please contact Helen Frieman by email ( and attach an unofficial transcript, a cover letter, and a resume that includes information about your work and research experience, software skills, and other relevant knowledge.

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